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22nd Annual Central California Research Symposium Award Winners

Record Crowd Attends
22nd Annual Central California Research Symposium

FRESNO, CA (APRIL 23, 2001) – Students from as far as San Diego and San Jose joined approximately 350 guests and participants to set a new attendance record at the 22nd Annual Central California Research Symposium, held April 20 at the University Business Center on the campus of California State University, Fresno. Hosted by the Grants and Research Office at California State University, Fresno, the Symposium serves to bring together investigators, students, and faculty from a variety of disciplines to share the results of their scholarly work. Co-sponsors of the event include the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Fresno Medical Education Program, Valley Children’s Hospital and Alliant University. A total of 70 oral and 26 poster presentations were made at the event, which began with a keynote address by California State University, Fresno Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Michael J. Ortiz. A complete list of winners follows. For copies of the abstracts or any questions, please contact Douglas Carey at (559) 278-0840.

22nd Annual Central California Research Symposium

• April 20, 2001
California State University, Fresno at the University Business Center Undergraduate Division

First place (tie): The Death Poem: A Study on William Blake’s Marriage of Heaven and Hell
• Luiz Claudio Carneiro Monteiro Prazeres - San Diego State University

First place (tie): Role of Metal Ions in the Biosynthesis of the Diterpenoid Marrubiin in the Common Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)
• Alexander Candia - California State University, Bakersfield

Honorable Mention: Accounting for Goodwill in Business Combinations
• Wendy Jackson - California State University, Fresno

Graduate Division:

First place (tie): Inhibition of Ovarian Reproductive Development, by Methyl Farnesoate (MF), in the Tadpole Shrimp Triops longicaudatus
• Colby Linder - California State University, Fresno

First place (tie): Potential for Using Allium spp. Amendments, With and Without Soil Heating, For Weed Control Via Biofumigation
• Susan B. Mallek - California State University, Fresno

Honorable Mention: Cloning ftd Promoter Constructs in the 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid Pathway
• Mireya Macias - California State University, Fresno

Doctoral Division:

First place: A Grounded Theory of Becoming a Teen Parent Among Juvenile Hall Females: Implications for Public Policy
• Stephanie Parmely - Alliant University

Honorable Mention: School Social System Characteristics Within High School Settings of Different Size and Teachers’ Perception of Student Violence and Disruption
• Robert P. Murray - California State University, Fresno

Poster Division:

First place: Increasing Protein Uptake in Nematodes by Using the Transduction Domain
• Brian O’Roak and G.W. Polack - California State University, Fresno

Honorable mention: Challenges in Manipulating Genomic DNA in Cosmid Vectors: Evaluation of Transformation and Cosmid Recovery Methods
• Mary Scully - California State University, Fresno

Past Symposium Results